Riffgat grid-link's €100m bomb bill

Transmission operator TenneT has released pictures of the explosive obstacles it faced in linking Germany’s Riffgat offshore wind farm to the grid – ahead of finally connecting the project tomorrow.

Riffgat was completed on time last July for utility EWE – but will only get its grid connection this week.

TenneT has faced criticism in Germany over delays to the connection of the 108MW Riffgat and other offshore wind farms, but said the scale of the challenge to remove World War 2 munitions was far greater than it had been led to believe, as a total of 30 tonnes of debris had to be cleared.

Clearing hazards such as bombs and  boxes of ammunition from the route to the wind farm 15km northwest of the island of Log in to read complete article.

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